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Shari Lisa Piré

Chief Legal Officer
Senior management team
Cognate Bioservices
United States of America


Ms. Piré joined Cognate in 2015. A seasoned attorney and member of the Cognate senior management team, Ms. Piré is fully engaged in a wide range of legal and general management matters. Leading all of the legal and corporate affairs of Cognate and its affiliates, Ms. Piré, develops, directs and advises the Board and the CEO, COO, CFO, and other executives on all legal and strategic matters, including the risks and benefits associated with transaction structuring and implementation. More specifically, Ms. Piré implements and manages all legal aspects of Cognate’s business including its growth strategy, acquisitions, manufacturing and development activities. She is further responsible for addressing certain regulatory matters (including securities law, FDA and cGMP matters) and for the strategy, maintenance and prosecution of the Company’s global patent portfolio and all litigation involving the Company. Ms. Piré also provides the same full range of legal services to Cognate’s partners and affiliates, including entities engaged in the development of immunotherapies and related products and services for the regenerative medicine industry. Prior to joining Cognate, Ms. Piré gained extensive experience at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, practicing for more than a decade in New York and five years in Paris, France, during which time Ms. Piré represented public and private companies operating in a variety of industries and geographies on every nature of corporate matter, including both foreign and domestic mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and private equity financings. Ms. Piré holds a B.A. from the University of California at Irvine and a J.D., magna cum laude, from New York Law School. 

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